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National Gallery of Canada

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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 613-990-1985
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection...
Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Definitely recommend a visit if you can find time. It's big with an extensive collection with something for every taste. My only regret was I didn't plan enough time so I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely recommend a visit if you can find time. It's big with an extensive collection with something for every taste. My only regret was I didn't plan enough time so I will certainly go back on my next visit to Ottawa.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A large collection of art in a beautiful, sprawling building. You could easily spend hours here. There are also beautiful views of Parliament from inside the museum.

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Port Hope, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We thought this would be a very quick visit with our boys, 8 & 10. As it turned out, the collection of art was diverse enough to provide exhibits of interest to every member of the family. The building itself is very nice. Exhibits are well laid out, it's spacious and a pleasure to walk around. There was a room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This gallery far exceeded my expectations. It is a large gallery with a wonderful collection. I am so proud of our country and wish I could have stayed longer or gone back for another visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Excellent display and explanation of M C Escher's work and the adjacent photography exhibit that emphasized perspective was a nice addition.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We saw the M.C Escher exhibit while we were there, it was very well laid out. The gallery as a whole is quite modern and spacious and bright. They have complimentary coat check and the admission fee is quite reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love the gallery. A beautiful building, located in a lovely location opposite the Byward Market and a pleasant walk from most downtown hotels. Look for "Maman" - the huge spider - and you'll be there! Make sure you visit the little Rideau chapel, a sweet, peaceful place thankfully rescued from destruction, then move on to enjoy all the wonderful... More 

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful building and beautiful artwork. A must-see if you're travelling to the nation's capital. :)

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It was an amazing building and the Art collection was unbelievable. Would take many trips to view and appreciate the collection fully. The Actual building was sunny and beautiful on a cold February day. Very enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you are in Ottawa's beautiful capital capital of Canada, give to your sense the experience and be surprise with exhibitions as The Canadian Bienal 2014 or the Tom Thomson true colors of Canadian winter, and more. A Must to see and enjoy

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